A juicer is different from a blender. A blender can be used for silkiest smoothies, daiquiris, soups, and sauces. However, it can’t process the fruit peels that contain most a fruit or vegetables vitamins and enzymes.
A juicer is a more high-powered appliance that will process everything – seeds and stems, peels and pulp. It’s designed to do it quickly and efficiently. They can be expensive. There are many more options today than there used to be as this concept has gained in popularity.
Switching to raw foods is good for some whom is looking for a clean eating habits. When you start eating raw foods, you’re suddenly getting all the nutrition from food that nature intended.
One reason why getting your whole foods from juicing is a good idea. Preparing raw foods is time consuming. However, you can still get all the fiber you need without taking the time to cut, peel or slice the food.
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Types of Juicers
If you’re eating more raw foods as a lifestyle change, at some point you’ll need to consider investing in a juicer. To get all the benefits of juicing fruits and vegetables, you would need to be able to process every part of the food – seeds, stems, peels and pulp. That’s where the vitamins are. Unfortunately, a blender can’t do that effectively. A juicer will extract all the nutrients from fruit or vegetable.
Juicers routinely used to cost $300-$400 and more. But there are less expensive styles on the market. Here are a few you can research to find the best one for you.
Here are some reasonably priced juicers to consider.
Be FIY (video) has the @breville (Breville – Juice Fountain Compact Electric Juicer – Silver). Easy clean up but very loud kitchen equipment. Have not used it for wheatgrass. Price: $99.99 – $129.99.
Omega 1000 – Makes good, virtually pulp-free juice. It’s a high-yield juicer but not good for juicing leafy greens. This juicer will not process wheatgrass. Price $150-$200
Commercial Champion – Better juice quality, pulpy with good nutritional value. A multi-purpose machine that grates and churns and can make nut butters. A good heavy-duty juicer, high volume, good for families. Does not process wheatgrass. Price $230-$300.
Solo Star – Create a pulpy juice, but very high nutrient value because the motor is a lower RPM. This is a multi-purpose machine that can grate, churn, make nut butters and extrude pasta. It can process wheatgrass. Price $190 – $300.
Green Power – A premium juicer, although a more complicated machine with more parts that need to be cleaned. Creates the least pulp with more nutrients. It is a Twin Screw Press type of juicer that is superior to masticating or centrifugal juicers. It will process wheatgrass. Also a multi-purpose machine. Pricey, but may be well worth it. Price $450 – $650
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